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National Charity League
Riley at an NCL event

The National Charity League is an organization for mothers and daughters throughout the U.S. that aims to do impactful philanthropy. I was president of the National Charity League Blue Hills Chapter Class of 2024 for the 2022-23 season, I organized grade-wide meetings, social outings, and philanthropy outings. I’ve been a member of NCL for five years and have worked with charities including School on Wheels, my local food bank, the Epilepsy Foundation, my local veterans association, and many others. As I've begun the my final year of NCL, I have been volunteering by putting flags on veterans graves and running the children's station at the Paul Revere Heritage Festival. This year, I will be the historian for my grade-level.

House of Possibilities (Catholic Youth Group)

Last year, I was the committee head at my church’s catholic youth group for the House of Possibilities (HoPE House) in Easton. At HoPE House, I organized events for young adults with special needs on Friday nights. From volcano experiments, to dance parties, to mummy wrapping, we did a ton of activities. One of the best parts of this volunteer experience was seeing how much happiness and freedom it brings adults with special needs to feel heard and seen like true friends. Honestly, they are probably the best friends anyone could have. I looked forward to running my events and spent countless hours perfecting activities and handouts. Overall, it was an experience that shaped me as a person.

Nursing Home Volunteer

This year, I spent time volunteering at a local nursing home. I performed with my cello for the residents and helped out the activities staff. It was a really impactful experience seeing how excited all the residents were for the little things like coloring books and games.